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. let's start with this. rupert murdoch and his son were supposed to be the focus of a british parliament hearing today in london but they were upstaged momentarily by an intruder who somehow managed to get very, very close to the murdochs, too close as you're about to see. watch. so no official word yet as to who exactly that guy in the plaid shirt was. we know he was shouting you greedy billionaire, but he pushed a plateful of shaving cream into rupert murdoch's face before he was grabbed, first by his wife, if you watch it, not in this shot but you can see she was wearing that bright pink jacket, and then by authorities. they did take a quick break. he then continued jacket off to answer questions before parliament's committee on media, culture and sports. so the members wanted to know this, how much did rupert murdoch and his top executives know about the phone hacking by reporters on his payroll, how closely he followed day-to-day operations. the newspaper closed because of this whole thing. and how responsible he feels about this entire affair. >> do you accept that ultim
for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system
korngss, including rupert murdoch's news corp. i'll ask him about that scandal, america's economy, and revolution in the middle east. also tonight. >> time is of the essence. we are running out of time. >> if america's debt rating gets downgraded, every interest rate in america will go up. >> two senators, democrat and republican, who think they've found a way out of this country's $14 trillion debt crisis. and a man who has strong opinions on just about everything, from casey anthony to president obama, to harry potter and the space shuttle. what will he say tonight? i'll ask the opinionated new voice of "the new york times." this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good morning. "time" magazine calls prince alwaleed bin talal the arabian warren buffett. when he talks, the business world listens. tonight prince alwaleed bin talal joins me from the four seasons in paris where he's on vacation, to share his unique perspective on america's debt, the middle east, and the news corp. scandal. your highness, thank you for joining me. let me start right from the top by asking you of your impr
the "news of the world" hacking scandal is the talk of the nation. both political parties say rupert murdoch should drop his bid to buy a major satellite broadcaster. prime minsters david cameron wants an inquiry. they've called for murdoch, his son james and a former editor of the newspaper to testify before parliament this week. >> there are an awful lot of questions as to why this continued for so long, who authorized it, the extent of the activity, not just now, but also, we understand in other international newspapers, possibly even wider. there are an awful lot of questions that have to be addressed. >>> the scandal has torpedoed shares in murdoch's company. news corp's shares are down 14% since july 4th. >>> police in florida arrested a plan they think shot and killed a priest. apparently the suspect made the manhunt pretty seize zi. jeremy mariani gunned down the priest at a beach house in mississippi, stole the money and the car and took the family to disney world. the s.w.a.t. team nabbed him outside of world. >>> quickly, let's talk about the alleged tucson gunman, loughner. a fe
of the phone hacking scandal rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. there's new information that 9/11 families have been hacked. in britain today, the prime minister david cameron was forced to depend b himself in this exploding scandal during a very contentious session of parliament. our senior international correspondent dan rivers is in london. >> wolf, from the committee rum where rupert murdoch was grilled to the main chamber in the house of commons, the phone hacking story continues. there was a debate in which the prime minister david cameron faced a barrage of questions about his hiring of andy callson, tcallso coulson. >> the pattern of events suggests that the prime minister and those around him made every effort not to hear the facts. in the last week, we have become aware of five opportunities for the prime minister or his staff to have acted on specific information that would have surely led him to change his mind about mr. coulson, all were declined. >> but the prime minister insisted that he did everything he could. >> the ininquiry should consider not just the relationship betw
this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s. issuing public apologies in the biggest newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss li
what happened with the murdoch family and james murdoch and where it goes from here. >> it's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you kn
of this scandal as editor of "news of the world" and of course the paper owned by rupert murdoch who can throw around a lot of political influence when it comes to british politics endorsed cameron for prime minister and then cameron takes office, hires the former officer of "news of the world" which i bet he wishes he hadn't and then the guy arrested today, which you mentioned. >> "news of the world" is this tabloid newspaper. it's as if the president of the world would go pick this man from a newspaper and say now you're press secretary. things are just different in britain, it seems. >> true, they play a much bigger role in the newspaper world more than the united states. i think it also points up, you know, the tactics. it was the same "news of the world" last year that did that sting with the fake shake of a reporter impersonating a person asking fergie for money on television. it's the same fabrication that's not so funny when it's applied to hacking into the voicemails or phones of ordinary people. as you know, what really made this scandal take off and led to murdoch's decision to clos
time to come, we're just at the beginning, really. >> how a tabloid meltdown threatens rupert murdoch and his media empire. what are your reporters finding and you finding in terms of the ripple effects of this scandal, which seem to be never ending. >> well, i mean, it's one of these things, there are two main questions, really. david cameron asked one of them. it's the, how did we get here, question, and the other question, and, in a way the more important question asks, in my reporting by, of all people, the actor hugh grant, he emerged as a very interesting campaigner on princeton issues is, will we really see change at this point? there's then, of course of course, the whole issue what this means for the murdoch empire, but on the political point specifically, this is a story about something where a lot of people knew that things were wrong, and instead of dealing with them, they continued to, in some ways, in collusion, sounds like a strong word, but that's really what it was, and there were a whole series of reasons for that. what i've done in this piece is i've answered the qu
. >>> still ahead on 9news now this saturday night. more apologies tonight from rupert murdoch for that phone hacking scandal. the embattled ceo is planning to do next coming up next. >>> reporting from los angeles. the very latest on carmageddon ahead. >>> a beautiful moon. some mild temperatures. and a great finish to our spectacular weekend. waking up tomorrow morning you'll find the temperatures easing through those 70s into the 80s, upper 80s for tomorrow and 90s will make a comeback. i'll have your full forecast in just a few minutes. >>> a section of the world's busiest freeway is the road not traveled tonight. i-405 is shutdown and crews demolished a bridge as part of the expansion. here is a report from los angeles and what happened on predictions of carmageddon. >> reporter: the massive project shutting down 10 miles of the expressway and shut out more than a half million drivers through the week. but so far what's being called carmageddon is more like carma heaven. >> it is not trafficy. it is absolutely a breeze getting around. >> lightest traffic i have ever seen in l.a. >> repor
fire, caught in the middle of that tabloid hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel goo
responsible must pay a penalty. >> reporter: one person murdoch says is not responsible, roberta brookdz. murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest p newspapers, some say. at age 80, murdoch's reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or the death of murdoch in a business sense are are probably overstated, but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing, but harvesting the grieving voice mails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. >> that was nbc's mike taibbi reporting. police also say the paper's editor in chief andy coal son has been arrested. he's also the former communications chief for david cameron who has announced a public inquirely and called for new regulation of the press. >>> up next, michele bachmann admits she doesn't know much about lady gaga, but you might be surprised which gop candidate does. we'll be right back. ka. >>> i have a q
you. >>> eric holder is looking into the rupert murdoch hacking scandal. he'll meet with the family members of 9/11 victims. the british tabloid was shutdown. >>> on capitol hill, the house is set to vote on a plan. john boehner's plan would increase the borrowing limit and slash spending. if passed, the democrats would reject it. >>> if you fly, you may be eligible for a refund. those who paid taxes on tickets shouldn't have to. the government is asking airlines to refund the tax fees. >> cell phones, are they safe for children? kai jackson explains a new study and some aren't convinced. >> reporter: they're popular with adults and now, a growing number of kids use them. mobile phones are big business, but the safety is questionable. now, it's said that using a cell phone for a few years doesn't raise the child's risk of brain cancer. >> i like to call my mom and text my friends. >> reporter: swedish researchers looked at brain cancer patients and they weren't more likely to be cell phone users. >> i'm more concerned about the stuff i'm breathing in in the city rather than my cell
of news of the world, media magnet, rupert murdoch, will fly to london today to deal with the scandal personally. >>> day one included a walk on the red carpet and a high-profile charity polo match. nbc's gina kim shows us the turnout in hollywood for the couple's first u.s. visit. >> reporter: a royal visit to tinsel town wouldn't be complete without a walk down the red carpet. saturday night some of the biggest turned out in front of the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> i would not be here if it were not for the royal aspect. that was the honey to my bee. >> this is fantastic for england and for all the new talent here tonight. >> by far the most glamorous event the royal couple hosted the british academy of film and television arts brits to watch in downtown los angeles where up and coming british talent are introduced to hollywood's movers and shakers. >> when the american and british get together, magic happens. let's continue the winning formula. >> reporter: earlier saturday they were helicoptered into santa barbara where the prince showed off his riding shots against an ameri
an emergency debate on the conduct of journalists. owned by rue bart murdoch's news corps. now many executives are facing intense scrutiny and calls for the chief executive to step down. >> monita, thanks for that. >>> by now you know about this. casey anthony found not guilty of killing her daughter caylee, but guilty of lying to law enforcement. here's what an alternative juror said about the veshlgrdict. >> i agreed with it. it was the right decision that was made. the prosecution didn't meet the burden of proof. we had a lot of reasonable doubt there. they didn't show ? case anthony could wk out of jail a free woman tomorrow because of time she's already served. she will be free to cash in on her story with books, movies or both. just to give you an idea of how captivated america was by the trial, cnn.com put up several stories about the verdict. one of them, just one of them, got more than 20,000 reader comments. not views, comments. montana's governor declared a state of emergency because of the ruptured pipeline that sent tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the river. experts say i
developments in the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's media empire. news international reportedly says it will release its dealings with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting the company's wrongdoing. >>> coming up from the gang of six, we'll bring in the chairman of the senate budget committee, senator kent conrad. >>> also, the circle of protection. reverend jim wallis who was in that meeting will join us to explain. but first here's bill karins with a check on the forecast. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. early this morning if you're just joining us, a nice safe landing but a sad one, too. this was the last shuttle flight and the last shuttle landing that you'll ever see as "atlantis" touched down just about 6:00 a.m. east coast time. picture-perfect weather conditions and it was just a beautiful landing and everyone's back home safely. >>> as far as the forecast, it's hot. bottom line. from coast to coast, we've been dealing with very warm conditions exception being the northwest. today the hottest weather moves into the east. d.c., 100. raleigh, 102. also 100 fr
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